Campaign Launched For Egypt Christians Amid Turmoil

By BosNewsLife Middle East and Africa Services

LONDON/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- An influential rights group said Monday, January 31, it had launched a campaign for religious freedom for Egyptian Christians at a time of unprecedented protests against President Hosni Mubarak's three-decades rule.

Netherlands Freezing Ties With Iran Over Woman's Execution

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

AMSTERDAM/BUDAPEST/TEHRAN (BosNewsLife)-- The Netherlands says it has frozen official contacts with Iran to protest the hanging of a Dutch-Iranian woman and will ask the European Union to take action against the country.

KGB 'Infiltrated' Closed Russian BBC Service (BosNewsLife Investigation)

By BosNewsLife News Service

BUDAPEST/MOSCOW (BosNewsLife)-- The BBC World Service, part of Britain's state-backed broadcaster, said Thursday, January 27, that it would cease all radio programming in Russian, four years after BosNewsLife revealed that at least one senior editor had ties with Russia's Soviet-era secret service. Former and current dissidents also complained about the network's "pro-Kremlin" tone.